Internet News and service reviews

Sony, the rootkit and the internet community

No matter which internet page you open this days you are guaranteed to find at least one article mentioning the Sony rootkit affair. Instead of providing you with the latest news on the case customer vs. Sony BMG I´d like to analyse an interesting aspect of it.

In the beginning, there was one guy, who found out about the rootkit software, analysed it in depth and wrote an entry in his blog named Mark's Sysinternals Blog on a well frequented site. Then the ball got rolling, the news was copied and commented on other sites, big portals like and had articles that soon became the most popular ones for the day.

Highly configurable online proxy

Lets start with a quick link in the morning. The online proxy Poxy can be configured in many ways, you can chose to accept cookies, enable javascript, show images and have a small form above the website that you want to surf anonymously with poxys configuration available.

The great advantage of Poxy is that the site itself has no ads, no popups and all those other nasty stuff that most online proxies seem to have these days.

The IP: The housenumber of your Computer

Everything you do on the net transmitts your Ip Address. If you chat with someone he could easily find it out, if you write an email the information will be transmitted with the email.

The article describes what the IP reveals about the user behind.

How Internet Search Engines work

This article describes how search engines work, how the data is processed, how search results are generated. It also describes most of the advanced search operators available today.


Free online web proxy

Just a quick news this time. A new free online proxy site opened up its gate. You can use it to bypass restrictions at school or work for example. (e.g. filtered sites)

Searching for files on upload sites (general, image, movie, etc)

Have you ever wondered how many and which files...